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Copyright: Vandana Bajikar (vandana2923) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2465 W: 125 N: 5702] (22207)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-24
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D-70s, Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro, UV
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: Peru - Start to South America
Date Submitted: 2006-12-22 6:45
Viewed: 3176
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From Wikipedia: The Altiplano (Spanish for high plain), where the Andes are at their widest, is the most extensive area of high plateau on earth outside of Tibet. It is an area of inland drainage lying in the central Andes, occupying parts of Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador. Its height averages about 3,300 meters (11,000 feet), somewhat less than that of Tibet. Unlike the Tibetan plateau, however, the Altiplano is dominated by the massive peaks of active volcanoes to the west. The Atacama Desert, the driest area on the whole planet, lies to the southwest of the Altiplano.

The term Altiplano is also sometimes used to identify the altitude zone itself — and the type of climate that prevails within it, colder than that of the tierra fria but not as cold as that of the tierra helada; the latter is usually reckoned as commencing at an elevation of approximately 4,500 meters (or about 15,000 feet).

Several mechanisms have been suggestted as responsible for the formation of the Altiplano plateau, aiming to explain why the topography in the Andes incorporates this large area of low relief at high altitude (high plateau) within the orogen:

Existence of weakneses in the Earth´s crust prior to tectonic shortening. Such weakneses would cause the partition of tectonic deformation and uplift into eastern and western cordillera, leaving the necessary space for the formation of the altiplano basin.
Magmatic processes rooted in the asthenosphere might have contributed to uplift the plateau.
Climate has controlled the spatial distribution of erosion and sediment deposition, controlling the lubrication along the Nazca Plate subduction and hence influencing the transmission of tectonic forces into South America.
Climate also determined the formation of internal drainage (endorheism) and sediment trapping within the Andes, potentially blocking tectonic deformation in the area between the two cordilleras.

All my wonderful TL friends: This is my last posting for year 2006. Thank you for all your encouragement. I work 8-9 hours every day on computer, and sometimes it is hard for me to sit on computer and do critiques (eyes get tired). Thank you for your understanding. I met wonderful people here. Learn a lot, and still lot to learn. WISH YOU ALL WONDERFUL 2007.Driving to Toronto and see you all in 2007

PS: Please have a look in workshop for different view of Altiplano and how people live.

alcaline, JohnTulip, juyona, lucbus, Josine, broadcaster, orkhan, chrisJ, SkyF, Viking, inaam, ixtanbul7, kokos101, Silvio2006, MarcLabbe, cezar62, Refugee has marked this note useful
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To Josine: Hi Joosvandana2923 1 12-22 13:20
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hello! fantastic view! excellent colours and compo! wonderful place! TFS

Great compo Vandana !
Like very much your framing ! it gives movement and emphasizes the giant countryside !
well done !
Merry Christmas !

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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2006-12-22 7:11]

Belle composition et couleurs, très beau paysage. Bien vu!
Merci pour ce partage.

Last but not least *_*
Looking back Vandana.. you realy placed your name on TL the last time. All your photo's are a pleasure to see. I hope, no.., I am sure your photo's of the Toronto area will also be very good. And the *Toronto team* even are thinking to go for the Niagara Falls
so I am sure we all amke a few great shots there too. Lucbus told me the early evening is great .. in making 'nocturnal shots' se lets wait and see. I am thrilled to meet you all..Fantastic! You leave tomorrow morning early with your boy friend right?
I like to say a Spanish thing: Vaya con Dios
(safe travels) hug and bye.
(Merry Christmas!!!) (^__^)


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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2006-12-22 7:25]

Hola Vandana, magnífica postal, colores y pov, excelentes... saludos

j'aime bcp cette photo qui fait rever et dont les divers degradés de couleurs horizontaux sont superbes!

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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-12-22 8:09]

Hi Vandana,
This is a another very beautiful landscape with great sharpness and colors and an great POV. The sky is very impressive and beautiful. Very well done.
Looking forward to see you in Toronto.

Hello Vandana.
Beautiful not every day picture,excellent description you presented with, Thanks a lot.

Hello Vanny
on the edge; what a stunning photo, the land seems endless large! Good choice to make this your last foto!
Darling Vanny again have a good Xmas time and take care of the boys :-) Hug and love
When you drive to Toronto we are in the car to Paris

Wonderful landscape photo, I like rough landscapes and this is a good example...thanks for this beauty. I really enjoy your photos of your trip.

Have a wonderful weekend.


Hi Vandana.
Very beautiful landscape, I like it colours and clouds.
Thanks for sharing and greetings.


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2006-12-22 20:13]

Hi Vandana

Good pp work at right with the spur overlapping the outer frame adding depth. Excellent panorama of these impressive snowcapped mts. Tfs!

Hello Vandana,
The sky is captured with great skill!
This is a fine panoramic composition, where the good light really lets us enjoy the landscape...
Merry Christmas to you and yours, my friend!
Pablo -

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2006-12-23 9:50]

Hello Vandana,
beautiful scenerye, as far as the eye can reach and it can reach far in this composition. Very well captured with excellent POV and depth.
guess you run out of space in your frame.. love the way you did the framing.
Have a wonderful time in Toronto..Sky

you captured all the wonderful SPACE of the place, beautiful, Vandana, thanx, M, (*_*)

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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2006-12-23 13:08]

Hi sweety
This photo made me think back t the story of Boris Pasternak: Dr Zjivago!
The vast endless Russian tundra's Amazing good shot.
You must be on your way now to the Toronties :-)
Have a great time and TC

Hi Vandana,
Very beautiful landscape.İmpressive colours and compo.TFS.


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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2006-12-24 4:36]

very,very nice picture

Ooooo Aaaahhhh! really nice photo Vandana! Love it! Great colors and great view!
Merry Christmas!

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2006-12-24 14:09]

Beautifully composed panavision shot. Good saturated colors and patterns of clouds are looking fabullous. Well done my friend.

Thanks for sharing this image.
Merry Christmas Vandana.

Hi Vandana...
excellent mountain photo.. colours, clearity and POV are great..
PS: Many thanks for your comment on my photo and merry christmas to you..
best wishes

looks realy nice and very deep.. the mountains and the clouds make it fantasti... TFS

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Hi Vandana,
Wonderful clouds and mountains. Fantastic photo.

Hi Vandana, wow, these landscapes are fantastic and you are so lucky to be able to visit. And we are lucky that you share with us your photos :)

Very nice composition of the plateau, the mountain peaks and the great formation of clouds. Very well done! Great note too.

Take care, Yan :)

ps: thx so much for your crit on "St-Rock Church" :)

pps: and your photo in your ws is just as beautiful!

hi vandana!
beautiful landscape photo with beautiful colors and great composition.


Merhaba Vandana
Perfect clouds. Very nice work. I like clouds.
Well done. TFS


Excellent effort
And will see you in the future (2007) with many more great pics. Well done

Hi Vandana, wonderful landscape, amazing light, great sky, splendid colors, very well done, Happy New Year to you, ciao Silvio

Beautiful scene. Wonderful sky & great comp. The framing is very nicely done too. Hope you have a happy new year!

Hi Vandana!
I like Your serie from Peru.Very good photos.Just great compositions,colours and atmosphere like this one.
I marked You as my favorite.

beautiful landscape photo Vandana, love the colours and those mountains are so inviting


A lovely image Vandana with a 'painting' look about it. Nicely composed and rich colour. Well framed and presented. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Tasmanian Devil’

this is also an amazing good shot which i like very mutch


Salut Vandana

Très belle photo, ses nuages et cette lumière dans les nuages, avec comme fond ses magnifiques montagnes.


A meeting of beauty, solitude and nature. I would really like to spent
some time there. This image speaks for itself. Well presented Vandana
and TFS.


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